Sam Gunn is the 21's century greatedt entrepreneur and its most-hated public figure. Visionary, scoundrel, lover, liar, he is small in stature but larger than life, and his story is that of space exploration itself. He will make and lose fortunes from Earth to the Asteroid Belt, one step ahead of his creditors, one step behind his grand dreams. Through all his varied careers, Sam's goal will always be the same, to go where no one had ever gone before and come back with a profit. Here is the rollicking tale of his amazing life, an adventrue told by the men and women who loved or hated him but could never forget him as he carved out man's destiny amongst the stars.